The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of 2021 Excellence in Business Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Hundreds of business and community leaders gathered virtually last night to celebrate the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual Excellence in Business (Ebbies) Awards. The Ebbies are San Francisco’s celebration and recognition of the Bay Area’s visionary entrepreneurs, business leaders, and exemplary corporate citizens. Awards include Small Business of the Year, Sustainability, overall Excellence in Business, and more.

Tonight we celebrate those businesses who are leading the charge for our community and beyond,” said Melinda Yee Franklin, West Region Executive, Community Engagement/Corporate Responsibility, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Board Chair of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “I am honored to work with so many businesses from small to enterprise who have likeminded goals in mind – to create a significant positive impact within our community.”

Hosted by Franco Finn, External Relations, Community & Engagement California at Alaska Airlines and San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Board Member, the Ebbies featured a special presentation honoring Art Gensler, the famed architect, with the Lifetime Civic Achievement Award.

Winners of this year’s Ebbies Awards include:

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by Blue Shield of California

Coil Electric

Nonprofit – Kaiser Permanente

La CoCina

Sustainability – Sponsored by Alaska Airlines and Recology

Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties

Shared Space (new) – Sponsored by Amazon

The San Francisco Wine Society

City Impact (new) – Sponsored by United Airlines

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

Excellence in Business – Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.



“So many incredible San Francisco businesses were nominated this year and I want to congratulate all those that have won,” said Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. “To me, the Ebbies are really about honoring the business community as a whole. From our the small businesses that make our merchant corridors the unique and vibrant streets that we all love so much to larger businesses that are economic drivers for our region, our businesses truly make San Francisco the special place that it is.”

The Ebbies were made possible with generous sponsorship from JPMorgan Chase & Co, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California, Amazon, United Airlines and BMW San Francisco.

Watch the full Ebbies Awards at: More information on the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Ebbies is available at

About San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most influential business membership organization in San Francisco. The Chamber represents businesses of every size and industry in San Francisco and across the Bay Area. Acting on our mission to attract, support, and grow business through advocacy, economic development, and business development in San Francisco, the Chamber delivers many programs and events each year and advocates for a prosperous economy and high quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits the city. More information about the Chamber is available at